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#1 OFFLINE   blandman

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 11:51 AM

Out of the blue, my radio won’t change stations, or with a minute or so delay. Same with Sirius. Only related bit of information is I had my car service at the dealer the same day and the 12v battery was fine at 390 cold cranking amps. When I reset to factory specs, it is only a temporary fix and it eventually goes haywire again.







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Posted 04 February 2018 - 12:00 PM

Do a fuse pull for the radio. I do not have the exact fuse number offhand but shouldn't be too hard to track down. Been covered ad nauseum on this forum. My best guess is Sirius had some channel updates recently that is a likely cause based on previous research. A fuse pull will cure it though.



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Posted 04 February 2018 - 05:32 PM

Thanks. I'll try that...



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Posted 04 February 2018 - 06:38 PM

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 07:55 AM

When in doubt of what or where the fuse is, disconnect the 12v battery for a minute and put it back.  Its like pulling all fuses and you won't even lose the radio presets.

 

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 10:40 AM

Thanks, all. I have an appointment this afternoon with the dealer's service department, which I think caused this problem when they checked the batter voltage on Friday. The radio was working properly before the service appointment, and was not working when I picked of the car later that day. 



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Posted 06 February 2018 - 12:04 PM

Final report - Took car to the dealer. They disconnected the battery and let it sit for 10 minutes. Now the radio is working properly. Better yet, I found the Beatles channel on Sirius!



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Posted 06 February 2018 - 03:22 PM

Sometimes you can save alot of time with this car by disconnecting the 12v battery yourself to reboot it.

 

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 09:06 AM

Yeah, I'm in a new combination of radio troubles on my 2013: Entertainment is always off at start, I get "Undefined" on the screen, I have to re-select BT stereo, and the volume controls don't work.  Skip forward and backward *do* work, oddly.

 

I'll pull the battery terminal when (if?) the weather warms up again.



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Posted 07 February 2018 - 09:10 AM

My 2013 always had that problem, the radio didn't work when you powered up automatically if it was on before.  It came on if you made a phone call and hung up, or it came on if you switched stations and back.  It was a bug I just knew the work around.

 

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 09:15 AM

Eh. Pulling the negative cable is good if you are not sure what fuse to pull or it is some wider spread issue. For something in this case like the radio and knowing exactly which fuse to pull, that is going to be easier to manage versus trying to get to the battery. I keep a small pair of needlenose plyers in the compartment under the passenger seat along with my jump pack and I can easily get the radio reset in under a minute.

 

stolenmoment: This is likely all the same ACM issue as everyone else runs into just under different symptoms. Did this possible start up recently as in the past week or two? As noted above, Sirius did a channel refresh recently which seems to be a likely cause on these.


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Posted 08 February 2018 - 07:21 AM

Yeah, I hadn't seen this set of symptoms elsewhere (did I miss someone?).  When I can do it without freezing my fingers off, I'll try to find the fuse; I've contorted myself to get in there before, so I'm trying to figure out whether that'll be easier than pulling the battery cable...



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Posted 08 February 2018 - 08:27 AM

Yes, sometimes I'd say its easier for me to remove the battery cable then get cooped up under the dash trying to find some fuse.  In the trunk you just remove the battery cover that the funnel attached so and there is enough exposure there to disconnect the cable briefly and put it back.

 

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 01:55 PM

I just pulled fuse 79, it cured the problem.  But *man* what a PITA.  And the air filter is down there, too?  Fugeddaboutit.










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